Nadal and Thiem quarterfinal match should be a dandy one

Nadal and Thiem quarterfinal match should be a dandy one

Nadal and Thiem quarterfinal match should be a dandy one

Defending champion Rafa Nadal failed to win a single game in the opening set of his US Open quarter-final against Dominic Thiem on Tuesday but fought back to beat the Austrian 0-6, 6-4, 7-5, 6-7, 7-6 in match that ended past 2:00am in NY. So did the humidity, at about 50 percent.

Federer complained that he had struggled to breathe in the nearly airless conditions inside the arena as he slumped to a shock defeat to John Millman, the world number 55 on Monday.

Despite the illness, Stephens added: "I was excited to play, happy to get out there and compete".

Stephens takes the tack that she isn't exactly defending a title.

"I have never seen Roger sweat ever". It was pretty much over then.

The third was another tie break, this time won by Del Potro, before the heat forced the players off for a break in the fourth set.

"It could be another big battle just as at Wimbledon", said Del Potro.

Isner said he went through 11 shirts during his loss.

"When Kei is on, he's a top-five, top-10 player", said Djokovic.

"It will be, for me, a dream to play again on Arthur Ashe, for sure, and to play Serena, because obviously last match we played, I won", Pliskova said. "She handled it better". Sevastova will be advancing to her very first Grand Slam semifinal.

Sloane Stephens revealed she had been struggling with a sinus infection prior to her US Open exit at the hands of Anastasija Sevastova, but she refused to blame the illness for the defeat.

Thiem, Nadal into quarterfinals
He cited Thiem's powerful, disciplined groundstrokes, which can do damage across multiple surfaces. If he can, he will be one step closer to another shot at his first career major tournament title.

But once del Potro returned, he kept fighting and climbing, climbing and fighting.

In the seventh game Mertens balky forehand came undone. "Have been a very tough start for me".

Pliskova managed to convert just two of 12 break point chances in the contest.

Things could have gone differently for Stephens if she had converted any of the seven break points she had in the first set.

Argentine third seed Del Potro, the champion in 2009, goes on to face either world number one and defending champion Rafael Nadal or Austria's Dominic Thiem for a place in the final.

Del Potro vs. Isner pivoted early in the second set. He kept puffing his cheeks and taking deep breaths between points. She put a backhand into the net to get broken to 2-1 at the outset.

At the changeover a game later, Isner plopped himself down in his seat. For starters, "bagel"-ing him in the opening set helps".

But Nadal held on and is into the semifinals at a third consecutive major tournament as he bids for a fourth U.S. Open title and 18th Grand Slam trophy overall.

"Of course beating John in this kind of match is like an epic".

As one American star lost in the main draw Tuesday, another of the country's rising stars was on display at the U.S. Open.

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